Do you self sabotage?
If you answered yes, congratulations, you’re human
This article isn’t about letting you off the hook though, this is about why you might be doing it
So you can do something about it!
Without getting into a philosophical debate, self sabotage comes down to a simple argument within yourself
Your actions aren’t matching your beliefs
We often hear something like this when we first meet with our personal training and small group class members
“I’m going to start exercising, but I’m not an exerciser”
Action of exercising, and belief that you’re not an exerciser
“I want to lose weight, but I don’t want to be one of those health freak types”
Action of prioritising your health, belief that being healthy means you have to give up enjoyment of food and socialising
When we hear these sentences, our first most critical job is to get you to reframe
You aren’t a non-exerciser, you just haven’t found somewhere you love yet
Making your life healthier doesn’t involve getting rid of enjoyment
In the right environment, exercise is enjoyable (no matter who you are)
And being healthier increases the fun in life
That should be the goal
Maybe that means that the exercise you do isn’t going to be a gruelling test every time you walk into the gym
Or your healthy lifestyle includes going out for drinks with friends, because socialising is a critical part of overall health
If you’re self sabotaging your health, ask yourself, where are my actions not matching with my beliefs?
What’s the story I’m telling myself that’s holding me back from something good
It can be really helpful to have a coach sit down and help you with this
Need help? Reach out